Densho Day of Remembrance with Khizr Khan
During World War II, 120,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly incarcerated against their will for the sole crime of their Japanese ancestry. Today, American Muslims are being similarly targeted because of their faith.
On February 19, we will participate in a program recognizing Japanese American service members, survivors, resisters, and upstanders of World War II and featuring guest speaker Khizr Khan (whose new memoir, An American Family (Random House), is an intensely personal story about the nature of true patriotism and what its like to risk everything you know for the promises contained in the U.S. Constitution).
Musician Kishi Bashi will present a segment of his forthcoming documentary about Japanese American incarceration and will accompany it with a musical performance. We’ll be there with a pop up bookstore with relevant books, including signed copies of An American Family.
Co-presented by DENSHO and CAIR-WA, the Washington Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations.